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Robert Burns on a commemorative postage stamp

A man’s a man for a’ that

Robert Burns, Scotland's National Bard, featured on a USSR Post commemorative postage stamp

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Burns Night

Scots the world over celebrate the life of their National Bard, Robert Burns, on 25 January - the anniversary of his birth in 1759.

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10th Berlin International Literature Festival 2010

Visit the 10th International Literature Festival in Berlin - the focus this year is on eastern Europe.

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British Expat Newsletter:
13 August 2009

This week: Samuel Pepys - and the whole business of keeping a personal journal.

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Arise, Sir Pterry!

We were delighted to hear that Terry Pratchett was given a knighthood in the 2009 New Year Honours for services to literature – a great way to celebrate 25 years of his wonderful Discworld series of novels. Sir Terry (affectionately nicknamed Pterry by his fans in tribute to the characters in his seventh Discworld novel, […]

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